A lyrical horror tale based on works by Andersen and Rilke – premiere in Finland! “Gerda’s Room” immerses the audience into the world of things and words from “The Snow Queen”, the world of enchanting sounds and puppets.
In this story, Gerda is completely alone. Like a mirror, she reflects other characters and follows these reflections. Gerda is still young in her memory. She doesn’t notice the passage of time, and keeps looking for Kai.
Gerda’s Room is about searching and fearing. It’s about eternity that is always ready to meet us. We put this eternity into a word, and breathe it out on a frozen window so we can finally see something dear to us which we have long lost. Like our body, a room we inhabit reflects everything we have experienced. We all know the fairytale about Gerda’s journey. But did Gerda really go out to look for Kai? People, roads, strange places… What if she embarked on that journey without actually leaving her room? Gerda’s story is in brackets, turned into a metaphor. It’s a visual and conceptual transformer. The production is a memory play reconstructing the past. And it’s open to interpretation.
- Theatre: Aurinkobaletti
- Running time 90 min
- Ace recommendation +10
- In English
Director: Yana Tumina